Warner & Kaine Announce Over $10.3 Million in Federal Funding for Infrastructure Improvements in Virginia Beach and Norfolk
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $10,376,672 in federal funding to make infrastructure improvements in support of operations and resiliency efforts at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach and Naval Station Norfolk. The funding was awarded through the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot (DCIP) Program, which helps make infrastructure improvements supportive of a military installation in order to enhance military operations, installation resilience, and military family quality of life.
“We’re thrilled federal funding is headed to upgrade infrastructure at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story and Naval Station Norfolk,” said the senators. “This funding will improve operations and resiliency, which is critical to keep our communities safe. We look forward to seeing how these improvements will benefit servicemembers, their families, and the communities of Virginia Beach and Norfolk.”
The funding will be awarded as follows:
- $8,007,388 for the City of Virginia Beach, in support of Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, to undertake a project to replace deteriorated infrastructure at Creeds Law Enforcement Training Facility. These improvements will provide a modern training environment for civilian and military police and Navy forces, and they will enhance operational readiness, training efficiency, and the ability to accommodate total force requirements.
- $2,369,284 for the City of Norfolk, in support of Naval Station Norfolk, to construct stormwater management system improvements on a main access road to Naval Station Norfolk, which will reduce flood constraints to allow better military and civilian personnel access for the local mission.
Warner and Kaine have long advocated for greater support for Virginia’s coastal communities and military installations to improve resiliency. The Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) included Kaine and Warner’s legislation to authorize the Department of Defense to carry out stormwater management projects at military installations to improve resilience at the facilities while protecting waterways and stormwater-impacted ecosystems. As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Warner and Kaine secured $1.5 million for the Virginia Beach and Vicinity Coastal Storm Risk Management Study and nearly $399 million for the Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management Project.